Archive for January, 2017

Biafra: We Will Mobilize Our People Against You Massob, IPOB Tells Igbo APC Defectors

Pro-Biafra agitator groups , MASSOB and IPOB yesterday condemed some politicians from South-East geo-political zone of the country who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, describing them as the “real enemies of Biafra.” MASSOB National Director for Publicity, Samuel Edeson, in a statement in Enugu, said the group aligns with the position of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who accused the defectors of selfish pursuit, adding that the defectors have no political value in Igboland. The group berated a particular defector  whom it said was not useful to either the state or Ndigbo when he led the National Assembly. “They (Ndigbo) never benefited anything during his tenure as Senate President. These men are contract seekers that have no Igbo interest in mind. Time has come when we will no longer accept these kind of men in Igbo land. We are going to mobilize all the genuine pro-Biafra agitators and Igbo youths against these selfish greedy politicians. “Who among these men that decamped to APC can beat his chest and boldly say that this is what I did for my people. Nobody will use Igbo land as battle field again like NPN/NPP in 1983. “The Fulani herdsmen killed our people in Nimbo Uzo-Uwani, killed in Awgu; Umuahia, Delta and other places and they did not see reasons to speak against these killings of innocent people. “They are political prostitutes. When we said last year that we are going to make this government ungovernable, they thought that we are going to fight them with arms, or going to the streets to protest. No, with our diplomatic moves, we have been able to achieve a lot,” said MASSOB.

Entertainment: Angel Tee Returns To Dublin after Two Months Promotional Tour to Nigeria

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After spending over two months in Nigeria to promote her latest single effort, ‘For You’, which featured LKT, Angel Tee, the Dublin based Nigerian singer is now set to depart Nigeria for Dublin later today after a successful promotional tour which saw her visit various radio and Television stations all across the country. 

It would be recalled that the Umuoji in Anambra State hailed singer had previously     released ”Should I”, You & Me “I Gat Class” Featuring Solidstar, OverDose, ”Bad Gurl” (which enjoyed a lot of airplay in Nigeria), to mention but a few.  Angel Tee unveils new photos

Angel Tee who spoke with this reporter at a little party put together in her honor at a location in Ikeja yesterday by her friends disclosed that she is currently working on the video of the song which is generally acknowledged as a potential hit, and that the video will be shut in London and released by March this year. Image result for angel tee

She further disclosed that the entertainment business is truly booming in Nigeria and that she is now ready to work with any Nigeria artist to help cement her presence in the country.

Emmanuel Adebayor signs Istanbul Basaksehir

Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir

Togo International Star footballer,  Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir.

Reports revealed that Adebayor has signed an 18-month deal with the club.

The 32-year-old managed just one goal for Palace last season after spending six months at Selhurst Park.

Adebayor had been linked with a move to Turkish champions Besiktas, but some reports state the club wasn’t prepared to meet his demands.

He had wanted an annual salary of £3million (around £58,000-a-week) but Beskitas – currently top of the Turkish Super Lig – were only prepared to pay him £2m.

That’s when Basaksehir stepped in.

The Istanbul club finished fourth in the Super Lig last year, their best ever finish, but have traditional been a lower league side.

The Togo striker featured for his country at the African Cup of Nations, but failed to qualify for the knockout stages finishing bottom of Group C.

Fresh: How people died this morning as Suicide Bomber Attacked Mosque Opposite UNIMAID

Reports reaching us have it that there was another terrorist attack as a male suicide bomber attacked worshippers early this morning Tuesday by detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) during congregational Morning Prayer at a mosque in Dalori quarter opposite the University of Maiduguri.

According to report, many worshippers feared killed and injured.

The spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency,NEMA, Sani Datti confirmed the incident in a message.

“There was a reported case of explosions at Dalori quarters, Maiduguri, Borno State. Our Search and Rescue officers are already on their way to the scene.” he said.

This is the second suicide attack in January. It could be recalled that a University Professor was killed by a suicide attack recently by suspected suicide bombers.

Although the Boko Haram terrorist group claimed responsibility for the first attack, no group has claimed responsibility for this morning’s attack.

Apostle Johnson Suleiman: Drama as Hide & Seek DSS Chickens Out , Releases Clergy

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It turned out a theatre  drama yesterday at the Head Quarters of Department of State Services, DSS, as secret service agency had to rescheduled its appointment with the embattled  Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry, OFM, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, twice due to fear of the consequence of the eventual outcome of the action. The agency had earlier yesterday morning, deployed a massive security wall around the premises of its office in readiness for the clergyman.

It could be recalled that Suleiman had urged his supporters at a religious crusade last week to defend themselves in the event of an attacked by Fulani herdsmen. The DSS officially invited Suleiman to appear before it after their initial attempt to arrest him in Ekiti was frustrated by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

Apostle Suleman who dressed in black suit arrived the DSS headquarters accompanied by 30 lawyers and Christian leaders. In a statement, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, said that it was solidly behind Suleiman who was accompanied to the DSS office by a delegation led by the National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude.

It must be reported that on arrival at the DSS headquarters as appointed Suleiman and his large entourage was told that the appointment which was earlier meant for 10 a.m., had been shifted to 4p.m. By 4 p.m. they were told to come back 7p.m. because of the unexpected large crowd. Sensing the unwillingness of the Christian leaders and other followers to leave  Apostle Suleiman to his fate, DSS operatives, pleaded with the contingengt to return to their home, that Suleiman would be fine. There was heavy presence of policemen and the DSS personnel with Amoured Personnel Carrier around the headquarters. The DSS deployed a large number of its personnel to strategic areas surrounding the headquarters to prevent the possible protest by supporters of the pastor.

Photo News: Apostle Johnson Suleman Arrives DSS Office

Reports reaching our desk indicates that the Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman has departed the Abuja headquarters of his church to the Department of Security Service, DSS.

Donned in a black suit, Suleman departed his Mabushi office in company of his entourage amid tight security.

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Controversy: Compel El-Rufai to Produce Fulani herdsmen He Paid Money to-Apostle Suleman Tells FG

Apostle-Johnson-SulemanThe General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has asked the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to compel Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to produce The Fulani herdsmen he said that he paid money to to stop killing of Christians in Kaduna State. In a statement Released by his media Adviser in Abuja, said failure to compel El-Rufai to produce the herdsmen who purportedly collected money from the him is an indication of the insincerity of the government. “The Governor of Kaduna State confessed that he paid money to some Fulani herdsmen as compensation to stop the killings in Southern Kaduna. That means he knows those who have committed atrocities against Christians. He must be made to produce them to answer to charges of murder and other crimes”, he declared. Apostle Johnson Suleiman and Bishop David Oyedepo “El-Rufai can be safely regarded as an apologist of the herdsmen, and with a fact. On July 12, 2012, he tweeted the following: “We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.” The governor’s response to the killings in Southern Kaduna has been consistent with this mindset. In a recent chat with newsmen in Kaduna, the governor made different remarks to substantiate his love the herdsmen and their activities. “First, he said when he became governor, he traced the attackers to Cameroon, Chad, and Niger and sent a message to them that one of their own, a Fulani like them, was now governor. This comment displays a dramatically bigoted mindset. “A governor of a state in Nigeria was making appeals based on ethnic kinship and brotherhood to a group of foreign killers of people in his state! In other words, he was appeasing his murderous foreign kinsmen at the expense of indigenes of his state who are not his ethnic kinsmen but whose safety and interests he swore to defend. “The governor shocking statement indicates that ethnic solidarity trumped his constitutional obligations to protect Southern Kaduna citizens from the external threats of foreign Fulani herdsmen,” he said. Apostle Suleman’s statement came ahead of the invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS) to report at their office in Abuja on Monday, for reportedly asking members of his church to defend themselves if the Fulani herdsmen attacked them. But the General Overseer, through his communications adviser said the Federal Government would be engaging in double standards by asking the DSS to invite him while allowing El-Rufai to move about scot free, while adding that the fact that the latter has immunity does not preclude him from investigation. “There’s no end to the killing of Christians in Kaduna. Those behind the heinous crime are known to the Governor. Yet no one has been charged for murder. Instead people like us who speak the truth are being persecuted. The Federal Government must not give the impression of partiality or suggest that Christians are the target of this administration,” he added. Continuing, Apostle Suleman wondered why his recent speeches have been branded by agents of the Federal Government when all he has done is to remain consistent in telling the truth irrespective of whose ox is gored. Said he: “Which is worse? Saying the truth or offering money to murderers? Did El-Rufai offer money to ghosts? For you to pay someone money, the person must have a known and fixed address. As chief security officer of the state, was it not his business to arrest and put these hoodlums on trial? How come no one has been caught or being prosecuted for the massacre in Southern Kaduna? Obviously, there’s more to it that meets the eye.” The head of the Omega Fire Ministries further admonished security agents not to allow politicians and ethnic warlords to use them to achieve parochial objectives, warning that such a development may lead to grave consequences for the nation. Also Apostle Suleman has demanded an unqualified apology from the security outfit or faces a legal action. Apostle Suleman who in an open letter on Thursday to the head of the DSS in Abuja through his counsel, Olayiwola Afolabi and made available to journalists in Benin, said that men of the DSS invaded his hotel room while he was asleep with a view to illegally take him hostage. The letter was also copied to President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yomi Osibanjo and the Inspector General of Police. He insisted that he was never told of the offences he has committed to warrant such an unlawful act that was carried out and neither there was a warrant of arrest shown to him by the DSS to warrant such unlawful treatment. Afolabi said, “Our client demands and we so demand that forthwith within 24 hours, the day of services being inclusive, we will have no other option than to pursue a legal action against your agency wherein our client would have to claim exemplary damages for your politically motivated moves against our client. “Further take note that we have the instruction of our client to employ any available lawful means to publicize through all lawful frontiers, this new wave of your now wanton “luciferic’ acts against harmless, innocent and trustworthy citizens” He held that every citizen has the constitutional right to privacy, freedom of thought, conscience and religion except under a sentence of a competent court of law in the country, adding that the action of the DSS was a clear breach of his constitutional rights as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. He described the action of the DSS as harsh, hasty and unconscious able act calculated to undermine, scuttle and /or deliberately provoke the ire of a law abiding citizen whose constitutional right to freedom of expression, of association and freedom of expression was inherent. Meantime, Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the planned detention and trial of Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide and the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide International (Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, as an invitation to religious crisis in the country. Governor Fayose alleged that the Department of State Services, DSS, “plans to charge Apostle Suleiman and Bishop Oyedepo for incitement and attempt to cause public disorder on Friday, and make sure that they are not granted bail to get them remanded in Kuje Prison perpetually.” Fayose said this plan was to humiliate these men of God as well as silence them and create fear in other people that may want to speak against the heinous crime against humanity being committed daily while perpetrators are being shielded by the Federal Government. Governor Fayose, in a statement issued yesterday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the DSS should tell Nigerians how many of the Fulani herdsmen that killed thousands of Nigerians across the country have been arrested before going after Nigerians who merely expressed their frustration over the failure of government to protect them. He advised the government and the DSS not to go ahead with the plans as it will heat up the polity and threaten the peaceful coexistence of Nigerians, calling on well meaning Nigerians to prevail on government to desist from acts capable of throwing the country into further crisis. Governor Fayose, who reiterated his call for the release of the head of Nigeria’s Islamic Movement (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since late 2015 despite  a court ruling that he should be released, affirmed that; “he will continue to stand for Nigeria and its people, not necessarily for any religion and it is my position that rights of all Nigerians must be respected and protected.”

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